April a celebration of art, colour and fun for region’s youth

Get ready to get colour crazy for Youth Month in April.

A colour run, fun day and art exhibition are just some of the fantastic events happening in April to celebrate the region's youth.

Bundaberg Regional Council's Re:Act Youth Month kicks off soon, with people aged from 12 to 25 years invited encouraged to get involved.

Community and Cultural Services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the events were part of the Australia-wide National Youth Week annual celebrations.

“Here in the Bundaberg Region we don't think a week is long enough so we have extended the celebrations to include the whole month of April,” Cr Peters said.

“It's the largest celebration of young people with events and activities happening all over the region.”

What's on for Youth Month

Cr Peters said this year's activities would include The Youth Art Place exhibition showcasing the skill and talent of the region's youth community.

“This is the perfect opportunity to have your artwork on display to the general public,” Cr Peters said.

“There is no theme surrounding the exhibition and the subject of your work is completely up to you, so let your imagination run wild!”

YouthFest Gin Gin will be another event to mark in the calendar, beginning Monday 8 April from 10am to 1pm at the Gin Gin Youth Centre.

“This is a fun day full of music, rides food and more,” Cr Peters said.

The Childers Colour Chaos will be part of Youth Month celebrations.

“Then the good times will continue on Wednesday, 10 April with the Childers Colour Chaos event at the Childers Showgrounds.

“To participate, make sure you register as soon as possible so you can take advantage of early bird tickets!”

The youth month celebration will culminate on Wednesday, 30 April with the Re:Act Youth Summit After Dark.

A session for school students will be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex before an evening event from 5pm featuring art, information stalls, a DJ and more.

To learn more about the Youth Month activities and to book tickets, go to http://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/youth/youth-month

If you have any questions contact our Youth Development Officer on 1300 883 699 or email youth@bundaberg.qld.gov.au